The Bank of England refuses to return Gold Bullion to Maduro
09:44 - 26/01/2019
Information / Baghdad ..
The British bank has refused to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro $ 1.2 billion worth of Venezuelan gold bullion, the bank said on Saturday.
The Venezuelan president announced in December last year that Venezuela had the right to sell gold against the backdrop of US sanctions and the uncertainty of the return of Venezuelan gold from the United Kingdom.
Bloomberg quoted an unnamed source as saying the decision not to allow Maduro's government to withdraw Venezuelan gold was made after senior US officials, including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, pressed their colleagues in the UK to block assets Foreign Finance to Maduro.
US officials are now trying to send foreign assets to Juan Guadillo, who has temporarily installed himself as President of Venezuela, to increase the chances of controlling the government, the agency said.
The agency added that the total foreign reserves of the Central Bank of Venezuela amounts to 8 billion dollars. Part of these assets in the Bank of England, is unknown where the remaining part of the assets.
Venezuelan opposition leader and Venezuelan President Juan Guido on Wednesday set himself up temporarily for the work of the Venezuelan president instead of the current legitimate president Nicolas Maduro.
The United States was the first to recognize the opposition, Juan Guido, as Venezuela's new temporary president. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called Maduro to hand over power to Guido and to prevent any acts to use force against the opposition.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Wednesday that diplomatic relations with the United States had been cut off and US diplomats had been given 72 hours to leave the country.